Bradley Stoke Town FC’s First Team successfully won their cup game against Seymour United Reserves 4-0 in the GFA Junior Cup (South) on Saturday. This booked their place in the next round where they are due to play Downend Foresters. Manager Jon Welsh had to reshuffle the team as keeper Brendan Wilson and Stu Pyett were both out due to injury. This meant some new faces coming into the side, including Lukas Entoundi and Andy Troke.
Bradley Stoke took the lead early on in the game when Adam Sykes put the ball home to give BSTFC the lead. Bradley Stoke were then able to double their lead through Andy Turner when Hurrell crossed to him in acres of space! He as well was able to slot the ball into the Seymour goal. After some dominant midfield play from the Bradley Stoke team they found their third goal. Lukas Entoundi forced a great save from the keeper, this only fell to Adam Sykes who was able to bag his second of the game.
Bradley Stoke in the second half always looked threatening and were dominating the possession. This was all promising but they had to wait until the last ten minutes to get their fourth goal which came from Lukas Entoundi who picked the ball up inside the penalty area; he battled his way through and round the keeper to get Bradley Stoke’s fourth goal.
Connor’s verdict: Overall a very promising game for the BSTFC First team who looked solid all the way through.
Photo: Nick Favell with some strong defending. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
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Other BSTFC scores
A team: Drew 3-3 with Greyfriars. Goals coming from Sam Cleaver, Dan Corrick and Harry Isaacs. James Greenough red carded.
B team: Won 3-1 against Broadwalk, who they lost 7-3 to earlier in the season. Goals coming from Sean Watts (2) and Dan Wren.
Reserves: Lost 6-1 to Real Thornbury in the GFA Intermediate cup. BSTFC Goal was an own goal.
Bradley Stoke Youth FC
On to the youth and as local a derby as you can get as the U11 girls teams played each other in the league on Sunday.
Both teams started brightly with some great running from blues player Amelia Roff but the Whites scored first with a great shot from Faye Wyatt and continued to threaten, another powerful strike from Faye Wyatt that was well saved by Rebecca Humphrey.
Although there was some great defending from the Blues an excellent piece of play from Faye Wyatt touching round the defender in order to put a powerful strike past the blues keeper for her second goal.
Amelia Roff who always looked threatening got one back with a powerful strike into the bottom corner and the teams went in at half time with the Whites leading 2-1.
The Whites came out strongly in the second half increasing their lead with a great cross by Emily Razey which was tucked into the net by Amber Lewis.
Jasmine Sheere had an excellent second half in goal for the Blues denying many a chance from Wyatt, Razey and Cassey Whittle. Amelia Roff raised their hopes by a brilliant individual goal taking the ball past four defenders on the way. Jasmine’s only mistake of the match was when the Whites sealed their last goal, a cross by Cassey Whittle was mis-judged by the keeper letting Emily Razey tap into an open net.
Whites kept pressurising but Jasmine stayed firm in goal for the rest of the match.
The final score: Whites 4 – 2 Blues
The Under 10 Girls successfully won 4-1, a hatrick from Kayleigh Jennings and another goal from Leah Powell secured the three points.
The Under 10 Juniors drew 1-1 with St. Nicks in a really tight battle where the only goal for Bradley stoke came from Jamie Harding.
Photo: Bradley Stoke Youth FC U11 girls – Blues v Whites. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Bradley Stoke Netball Club
BSNC 2 (Div 2) drew with Crossbow 41-41
Player: Jeni Jones
Players’ Player: Nic Baynton
“A Well fought draw; some really excellent play and good movement from the shooters.”
BSNC 3 (Div 7) beat Chipping Sodbury 42 -26
BSNC 4 (Div 10) beat Jets 17-12
BSNC U16 lost to Airbourne 26-11
“Their first competitive game and they fought all the way to the end in front of proud parents and coach!”
St Mary’s Rugby
First XV – Lost 9-3 to Southmead. Although better play, they are still looking for their first win of the season.
Second XV – Won 23-6 against Cleve RFC.
Third XV – Won 23-19 against BAC.
Bowsland Green Gym Club
Members of Bowsland Green Gym Club, based at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, won three medals at a recent Acro-Gymnastics competition in Honiton, Devon.
The club were invited to this competition along with nine other regional clubs, including one from London.
“In Prep A we came away with the Gold and Silver medals, this was the first time 3 out of the 4 gymnasts had competed. Well done to Skyy and Emelia and Maisie and Amelia on this big occasion for them. In the Grade 2 Women’s group we came away with the Bronze medals, well done to Ellen, Sarah and Luisa for this big achievement they have been worked hard at for the last 12 months.”
“Many of our other gymnasts just missed out in fourth and fifth places. All the girls behaved impeccably well, doing their parents and their coaches (Chris & Rachael) proud.”
“We train at the leisure centre on Monday at 4pm and 5pm – in the main hall. We also train on Thursdays by invitation only. Please come along for a chat with Chris the head coach to see if you would like to join us. Ages are: 5 +. We work towards the British Gymnastics Achievement awards. We also enter three main South West competitions each year, as well as our own club competitions and local displays.”
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